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Martino joins race for US soccer top job

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Former Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Kyle Martino on Monday joined the crowded field vying for the presidency of the United States Soccer Federation in the wake of the country’s 2018 World Cup debacle.

Martino, best known in the US as an analyst for NBC television, said he had decided to challenge for the USSF presidency after the result of “many conversations” in recent weeks.

Martino joins race for US soccer top job

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Former Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Kyle Martino on Monday joined the crowded field vying for the presidency of the United States Soccer Federation in the wake of the country’s 2018 World Cup debacle.

Martino, best known in the US as an analyst for NBC television, said he had decided to challenge for the USSF presidency after the result of “many conversations” in recent weeks.

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NBC Sports App authentication comes to fuboTV streaming service

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Subscribers to fuboTV, the legal streaming service in the United States, can now use their fuboTV username and password to authenticate with the NBC Sports App to watch even more programming.

The long awaited news will come as perfect timing especially for soccer fans who are looking forward to the start of the new Premier League season, which kicks off on August 11.

NBC Sports App authentication comes to fuboTV streaming service

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Subscribers to fuboTV, the legal streaming service in the United States, can now use their fuboTV username and password to authenticate with the NBC Sports App to watch even more programming.

The long awaited news will come as perfect timing especially for soccer fans who are looking forward to the start of the new Premier League season, which kicks off on August 11.

NBC’s Premier League Pass will hurt growth of EPL in USA: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 33, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris cover a range of topics including:

• NBC’s big change to next season’s Premier League coverage,

• Which massive soccer competition is going to be debut games on Facebook Live,

• Our latest analysis of the Confederations Cup TV coverage,

• News about the Gold Cup TV schedule, and more.

NBC’s Premier League Pass will hurt growth of EPL in USA: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 33, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris cover a range of topics including:

• NBC’s big change to next season’s Premier League coverage,

• Which massive soccer competition is going to be debut games on Facebook Live,

• Our latest analysis of the Confederations Cup TV coverage,

• News about the Gold Cup TV schedule, and more.

Changes NBC needs to make to improve its EPL coverage next season: World Soccer Talk Podcast

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World Soccer Talk is the weekly soccer podcast on the topic of watching soccer on TV, online and apps.

In the NEW episode, number 28, Kartik Krishnaiyer and Christopher Harris cover a range of topics including:

• More examples of how Liga MX is dominating soccer on US TV,

• News about FOX’s plans for the Confederations Cup,

• How NBC Sports can improve its Premier League coverage next season,

• Plus questions from YOU, the listeners and much more.

DIRECTV NOW adds access to NBC Sports and FOX Sports GO apps

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Legal streaming service DIRECTV NOW offers subscribers access to several apps that will be of interest to sports fans, adding tons of additional programming that otherwise are not available.

Of particular interest to soccer fans is the fact that DIRECTV NOW offers access to NBC Sports App, FOX Sports GO, Telemundo Now and WatchESPN at no extra charge.

DIRECTV NOW adds access to NBC Sports and FOX Sports GO apps

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Legal streaming service DIRECTV NOW offers subscribers access to several apps that will be of interest to sports fans, adding tons of additional programming that otherwise are not available.

Of particular interest to soccer fans is the fact that DIRECTV NOW offers access to NBC Sports App, FOX Sports GO, Telemundo Now and WatchESPN at no extra charge.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for April 10-16, 2017

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Viewership for NBC Universo’s coverage of Liga MX hit its peak for 2017 this past weekend as 284,000 watched Pachuca and Chivas play to a 0-0 draw on Saturday. Prior to this match, Chivas were averaging 1.24 million viewers per match exclusively on Univision’s networks with 7 of their 10 matches drawing more than 1 million viewers.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for April 10-16, 2017

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Viewership for NBC Universo’s coverage of Liga MX hit its peak for 2017 this past weekend as 284,000 watched Pachuca and Chivas play to a 0-0 draw on Saturday. Prior to this match, Chivas were averaging 1.24 million viewers per match exclusively on Univision’s networks with 7 of their 10 matches drawing more than 1 million viewers.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 32

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Weekend Premier League match action begins this Saturday, April 8, at 7 a.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN, followed by second-place Tottenham v. Watford at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. Tottenham come off a 2-0 win against Burnley, and sit within seven points of the top spot with nine matches remaining in the season.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 31-April 2, 2017

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It was a down week overall for soccer TV viewing in this country last week. Total Liga MX viewership was down almost 27% compared to the previous week while total viewership of the Premier League was down 20%.

Saturday afternoon produced the least-watched Premier League match on NBC since November 19, 2016.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for March 31-April 2, 2017

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It was a down week overall for soccer TV viewing in this country last week. Total Liga MX viewership was down almost 27% compared to the previous week while total viewership of the Premier League was down 20%.

Saturday afternoon produced the least-watched Premier League match on NBC since November 19, 2016.

fuboTV expands DVR functionality to include NBC and FOX channels

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fuboTV has expanded its DVR functionality to include all of the NBC Sports and FOX Sports channels.

The current list of channels on fuboTV that allow you to DVR programming now includes NBCSN, NBC (in select cities), CNBC, USA, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus, FOX Deportes, FOX Sports Net (regional channels), TyC Sports, NBA TV, Universo, Big Ten Network, Univision, Univision Deportes, UniMas, Eleven Sports and many other channels.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 29

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Third-place Manchester City host fourth-place Liverpool this Sunday, Mar. 19, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Telemundo, highlighting NBC Sports Group’s Premier League coverage this week. After a goalless draw against Stoke City last Wednesday, Manchester City look to gain the edge over second-place Tottenham, as the clubs are tied on points.

How to watch Premier League games on fubo Premier

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With the launch of the beta of fubo Premier in February, the latest release of the legal streaming service for soccer fans in the United States, subscribers now can watch Premier League soccer from across NBCSN, CNBC, USA, NBC Universo and Telemundo.

The benefit of fubo Premier is that you can watch your favorite Premier League club via streaming, and no cable or satellite TV subscription is required.

How to watch Premier League games on fubo Premier

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With the launch of the beta of fubo Premier in February, the latest release of the legal streaming service for soccer fans in the United States, subscribers now can watch Premier League soccer from across NBCSN, CNBC, USA, NBC Universo and Telemundo.

The benefit of fubo Premier is that you can watch your favorite Premier League club via streaming, and no cable or satellite TV subscription is required.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for January 17-23, 2017

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Saturday afternoon's Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur posted 1.16 million viewers on the NBC broadcast network. This number ties the match between Hull City and Manchester United in the opening round of fixtures as the second most watched Premier League match on NBC this season.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 22

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Second-place Tottenham visit fifth-place Manchester City this Saturday, Jan. 21, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and NBC UNIVERSO, highlighting NBC Sports Group's Premier League coverage this week. Spurs are on a six-match winning streak in the league, most recently defeating West Bromwich Albion 4-0 with a hat trick from Harry Kane.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 22

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Second-place Tottenham visit fifth-place Manchester City this Saturday, Jan. 21, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and NBC UNIVERSO, highlighting NBC Sports Group's Premier League coverage this week. Spurs are on a six-match winning streak in the league, most recently defeating West Bromwich Albion 4-0 with a hat trick from Harry Kane.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for week of December 13-19, 2016

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For the second week in a row, NBC Sports had a Premier League match that was the new second most-watched Premier League game of the season. When including NBC Universo, Saturday's match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United averaged an audience of 1.209 million. August 27's matchup —also featuring Manchester United as they took on Hull City —averaged just 35,000 more viewers and is they only other Premier League game this season to hold an audience larger than 1 million on NBC.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for week of December 13-19, 2016

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For the second week in a row, NBC Sports had a Premier League match that was the new second most-watched Premier League game of the season. When including NBC Universo, Saturday's match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United averaged an audience of 1.209 million. August 27's matchup —also featuring Manchester United as they took on Hull City —averaged just 35,000 more viewers and is they only other Premier League game this season to hold an audience larger than 1 million on NBC.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for week of November 18-21, 2016

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It was a big weekend for the Bundesliga as Borussia Dortmund's 1-0 home victory against Bayern Munich was watched by 426,000 people on the FOX broadcast network, making it the most-watched Bundesliga broadcast of the season so far. The Bundesliga saw another high on Sunday morning as 102,000 people watched Hoffenheim take on Hamburg on FOX Sports 1, the first time a Bundesliga match has averaged more than 100,000 viewers on the network this season.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for week of November 18-21, 2016

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It was a big weekend for the Bundesliga as Borussia Dortmund's 1-0 home victory against Bayern Munich was watched by 426,000 people on the FOX broadcast network, making it the most-watched Bundesliga broadcast of the season so far. The Bundesliga saw another high on Sunday morning as 102,000 people watched Hoffenheim take on Hamburg on FOX Sports 1, the first time a Bundesliga match has averaged more than 100,000 viewers on the network this season.

Premier League TV viewership down 19% on NBC Sports in the US

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Viewership of Premier League matches on NBC Sports in the United States is down 18.96%, according to a report.

For gameweek one through eleven of the 2016/17 Premier League season, the average viewership for a game on NBC Sports is 381,418 (for 67 matches in total). That compares to an average viewership of 470,681 for the first eleven gameweeks of the 2015/16 Premier League season on NBC Sports (after 69 matches).

Premier League TV viewership down 19% on NBC Sports in the US

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Viewership of Premier League matches on NBC Sports in the United States is down 18.96%, according to a report.

For gameweek one through eleven of the 2016/17 Premier League season, the average viewership for a game on NBC Sports is 381,418 (for 67 matches in total). That compares to an average viewership of 470,681 for the first eleven gameweeks of the 2015/16 Premier League season on NBC Sports (after 69 matches).

Where to find Chelsea vs. Everton on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Chelsea vs. Everton, you've come to the right place.

Fourth against sixth clash in the Premier League on Saturday as Chelsea takes on Everton at Stamford Bridge. With Chelsea's quest for a fifth straight Premier League win on Saturday, manager Antonio Conte says his team can only succeed if they learn the lessons of playing Everton last season.

Where to find Chelsea vs. Everton on US TV and streaming

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If you're trying to find out how you can watch Chelsea vs. Everton, you've come to the right place.

Fourth against sixth clash in the Premier League on Saturday as Chelsea takes on Everton at Stamford Bridge. With Chelsea's quest for a fifth straight Premier League win on Saturday, manager Antonio Conte says his team can only succeed if they learn the lessons of playing Everton last season.

NBC Sports plans trifecta of soccer coverage after Saturday’s match on NBC

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NBC Sports this weekend will be doing a first TV to digital to social line up to provide soccer fans in the United States with plenty of coverage of the Premier League.

Due to the clocks already going back one hour in the United Kingdom, Saturday's game between Chelsea and Everton on NBC will kick off at 1:30pm ET instead of the usual 12:30pm ET start time.

NBC Sports plans trifecta of soccer coverage after Saturday’s match on NBC

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NBC Sports this weekend will be doing a first TV to digital to social line up to provide soccer fans in the United States with plenty of coverage of the Premier League.

Due to the clocks already going back one hour in the United Kingdom, Saturday's game between Chelsea and Everton on NBC will kick off at 1:30pm ET instead of the usual 12:30pm ET start time.

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 10

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NBC presents live coverage of two Premier League matches this weekend, when third-place Liverpool visit Crystal Palace this Saturday, October 29, at 12:30 p.m. ET (also available on NBC UNIVERSO), and fourth-place Chelsea visit Southampton this Sunday, October 30, at Noon ET (also available on TELEMUNDO).

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 10

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NBC presents live coverage of two Premier League matches this weekend, when third-place Liverpool visit Crystal Palace this Saturday, October 29, at 12:30 p.m. ET (also available on NBC UNIVERSO), and fourth-place Chelsea visit Southampton this Sunday, October 30, at Noon ET (also available on TELEMUNDO).

NBC to broadcast two Premier League games on over-the-air network this weekend

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NBC Sports will broadcast two Premier League matches across their over-the-air NBC network this weekend.

The matches between Crystal Palace-Liverpool (Saturday, 12:30pm ET) and Southampton-Chelsea (Sunday, Noon ET) will be televised live on the NBC over-the-air network, which is in approximately 116 million homes across the United States.

NBC to broadcast two Premier League games on over-the-air network this weekend

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NBC Sports will broadcast two Premier League matches across their over-the-air NBC network this weekend.

The matches between Crystal Palace-Liverpool (Saturday, 12:30pm ET) and Southampton-Chelsea (Sunday, Noon ET) will be televised live on the NBC over-the-air network, which is in approximately 116 million homes across the United States.

Most-watched soccer games on US TV for week of October 12-17, 2016

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After the close of the international break, the English Premier League and German Bundesliga both returned to American airwaves on Saturday. The mid table clash between Crystal Palace and West Ham on the over-the-air NBC network averaged 104% more viewers than FOX's match between Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen on its over-the-air network.

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Soccer TV in America is changing

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The soccer news starts with Disney deciding how ESPN can monetize a reworked sports streaming site in the near future. As in, a reworked streaming site that may or may not care about your cable subscription. Whatever happens with ESPN, it's part of a larger trend that impacts how American soccer fans can watch games.

Dilly Duka's twitter meltdown, NBC's paid subscription EPL service: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/28/17

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Union can take another step towards the US Open Cup tonight, read all about it in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

U.S. Open Cup match preview: New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union
The Union face a familiar foe in the Open Cup Round of 16.

Union notes: Bruised ribs, 'beautiful' baseball fields .

USA cleared of World Cup wrongdoing, NBC’s EPL subscription service, & more: Freedom Kicks for June 28, 2017

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World Cup bid was clean, but to watch the EPL, prepare to shell out some green.

Happy Wednesday everyone, and Happy United Day once again! D.C. United takes on the New England Revolution tonight in the U.S. Open Cup. Let's see if we can break through with some goals and get to the quarterfinals.

DIRECTV NOW offering free Amazon Fire TV stick to new subscribers

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DIRECTV NOW is offering a free Amazon Fire TV stick to new subscribers with a prepaid one month subscription.

The legal streaming service, which doesn’t require a subscription to DIRECTV NOW or any cable or satellite service, features more than 60 live TV channels including many of interest to sports fans such as NBC (in select cities), NBCSN, CNBC, ESPN, ESPN2, FOX (in select cities), FS1, FS2, FOX Sports Net, Univision, Univision Deportes, UniMas, Telemundo, Galavision and YES.